Self-Care Isn't Selfish: Why This Single Mom Prioritizes Me Time (and You Should Too!)



I'm here to tell you as a single mother to 3 sons that self-care isn't a luxury, it's a non-negotiable. I used to feel guilty about taking a break, like I should be constantly hustling. But guess what? When my cup is empty, I can't pour anything out for my kids, my business, or anyone else.


Why Self-Care Makes Me a Better Mom

Taking care of myself means I can show up for my kids as the best version of me. It means I have the patience to answer their endless questions (or at least pretend to). It means I can manage the stress of business deadlines without snapping. Self-care isn't about neglecting my responsibilities, it's about being the best mom I can be.


Making Me Time a Reality (Even on a Single Mom Schedule)

We all know single moms are short on time and resources. But here's the good news: self-care doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. It's about those little moments that recharge my batteries. Here's what works for me:

  • Tiny Breaks, Big Impact: Even ten minutes can make a difference. I squeeze in some morning prayer before the chaos starts, or steal a quiet moment to watch an episode from my favorite TV show (MARTIN!!!).
  • The Power of Asking for Help: There's no shame in delegating! Can a family member or friend help with childcare for an afternoon? Can my kids tackle some age-appropriate chores? Sharing the load allows me some much-needed breathing room. 
  • Finding My Joy: Self-care isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. I love to listen to Old Skool R&B music, so I'm happy to pay a monthly fee to my favorite music streaming app (YouTube music). Maybe you love a good podcast or a relaxing bath - find what makes you happy and do it!
  • Schedule It In: Self-care deserves a spot on my calendar, just like anything else. Even if it's just 30 minutes a week, it's non-negotiable "me time."

Remember, mama, you are not alone! There's a whole community of single moms out there cheering you on. Share your self-care tips in the comments below - together, let's show the world that taking care of ourselves is the most important thing we can do for our families.


P.S. Summer fun doesn't have to cost a fortune! Here are some free or low-cost ideas to keep everyone happy:

  • Park Power: Pack a picnic lunch and head to the park. Let the kids run wild while you relax and soak up some sun. Bonus points for finding a park with a splash pad to keep them cool!
  • Beach Bliss: Pack some snacks and drinks, grab a beach towel, and head to the coast. Listen to your favorite tunes while the kids build sandcastles and play in the waves.

These are just a few ideas to get you started. With a little creativity, you can find plenty of ways to enjoy summer break without breaking the bank!



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